Chiefs HOFer Deron Cherry Approves Of Eric Berry Pick

Cherry-deron-1-kcc_mediumWell, Deron Cherry approves of Chiefs fifth pick Eric Berry.

Cherry of course is arguably the best safety to ever lace 'em up for the Chiefs.

"If you can get a quality player like Berry is, and shore up that part of your defensive game with a guy that's a playmaker...I like the pick," Cherry told Soren Petro on 810 WHB this morning. "I think it was a smart pick for the Chiefs. I think this is a guy that could potentially be in the league for 10 or 12 years."

While there are some similarities in their game, Berry and Cherry also have a lot of differences. Cherry wasn't a top five pick. He was undrafted. He wasn't winning national awards in college. He didn't make $50 million and sign with Adidas.

Despite those differences, Cherry says football is football.

"The game is still the same," he said. "It boils down to fundamentals. Yeah there are good athletes but there were good athletes when we were playing. It's all relative."

If Berry turns out to be anything like Cherry, then it will be a tremendous success.

Six Pro Bowls, three-time first team All-Pro and a Man of the Year award? I think the Chiefs would take that.

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